New eye vitamin targets children, teens

May 7, 2019
EyePromise has added Screen Shield Teen to its ocular nutrition supplement line. The nutraceutical, which includes all-natural zeaxanthin, is…

Series B financing to benefit GoCheck Kids app

April 26, 2019
GoCheck, the creator of the vision screening iPhone app GoCheck Kids, has completed $6 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a press…

In the JournalsPerspective

GP contacts better than spectacles in children with monocular aphakia

April 22, 2019
Children who undergo surgery for monocular congenital cataract can benefit from the use of gas-permeable contact lenses, while spectacles are not the…

Partners named for children’s vision and eye health program

April 18, 2019
The Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent…

How I manage myopia in my practice

April 9, 2019
by Elise Kramer OD, FAAO, FSLS Myopia is a serious global health concern. Today, well over 1 billion people around the world are struggling with…

Meeting News

Lazy V sign unreliable indication of papilledema in children

April 8, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Masked reviewers could not reliably identify any grade of papilledema in pediatric eyes using the “lazy V” sign…

Meeting News

Machine learning models may facilitate clinic workflow

April 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Exam times predicted by machine may be used to help manage clinic workflow and patient wait times, according to a speaker…

Meeting News

Pediatric optic neuritis research underway

April 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Low contrast visual acuity is severely affected in pediatric patients with optic neuritis, and even though it generally improves…

Meeting News

Vitreous findings may play future role in ROP screening

April 2, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Hyperreflective vitreous opacities seen on hand-held OCT are strongly correlated with the presence of retinopathy of prematurity…

Meeting News

Improvements maintained at 4 years after Luxturna administration

April 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Improvements in ambulatory navigation, light sensitivity and visual field continue to be maintained at 4 years of a phase 3 trial…

Meeting News

EHR documentation reflects ‘paper note paradigm’

April 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Very little content in electronic health record notes is manually entered, the notes are long and redundant, and most are not even…

Meeting News

Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery saves time, resources

March 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery in children can save time and resources without postoperative ophthalmological or…

Meeting News

Piggyback IOL implantation ‘viable’ option when needed

March 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Piggyback IOL implantation is an aggressive technique in children but is an option in certain cases, according to a speaker…

Meeting News

Speaker: Create a new protocol for myopia control

March 23, 2019
NEW YORK – Myopia is a disease, not a refractive error, and it is at epidemic proportions, Pam Lowe, OD, said here at Vision Expo East…

Letters to the Editor

Vision screening for all kids, exams for those in need

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
To the Editor: While debate on mandating comprehensive eye exams for children is welcome, I find the January commentary on this topic by Dr. Pierce…

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Pierce responds:

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
These statements miss the point that many children in the U.S. are living with significant psychosocial adversity, are socially isolated and are…

In the JournalsPerspective

Early surgery leads to higher rates of glaucoma in certain children

March 7, 2019
Cataract surgery in infants is associated with a high risk of secondary glaucoma, especially in eyes with associated microphthalmia, microcornea or…

In the Journals

Study shows efficacy of low-dose atropine to prevent myopia progression

February 12, 2019
Low-concentration atropine eye drops showed efficacy in reducing myopia progression with no adverse effect on vision-related quality of life in a…

Mississippi bill proposes eye exams for kids before first grade

February 11, 2019
An act that would amend Mississippi law to require a comprehensive eye examination for all students prior to entering or enrolling for the first time…

In the Journals

New center to drive improvements in provision of healthy vision

February 6, 2019
The Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness has been established as a national coordinating body for effective practices…